Gladys claimed that when she called the Snead household, the father rudely answered, saying that his son was not home, and then hung up on her. When she called back immediately, telling Mr. Snead, Holly was missing, he claimed that Holly was never at his home and he had never met her.
Don then suggested that perhaps Holly had friends whom her family did not know, since in his experience it was common for adolescents to keep secrets from their loved ones. Liza adamantly denied that accusation, saying, “Detectives’, Holly and I are very close. We trusted and confided in each other. If there was someone special in her life, she would tell me.”
Gladys admitted that the last time she was with Holly, the girl was angry and moody. She believed Holly was holding something back.
Don knew that meant Holly did keep secrets, and felt she could not converse with her parents about anything. Jake admitted Holly was upset with him and Gladys for forbidding her to see Scott. The parents denied that Holly ever ran away from home when she became upset, but did admit she sometimes stayed away for hours when she did not get her way. They said, her favorite hideout was in the woods behind the high school. They were unsure if she as alone when she went there.
When detectives’ stood and prepared to leave, Jake was surprised with their non-alarming attitudes about a young missing girl. Don assured the family that police were searching for their missing daughter, but admitted that for now; it seemed like an ordinary runaway case.